Lecture Overview


Assessing an older person who is experiencing pain as a result of trauma can be challenging. However, without that critical holistic assessment it is not possible to effectively help to the manage pain. This session will look at assessment tools for determining acute pain and chronic pain in a variety of situations.


Dale Long

Dale Long is a Registered Nurse who has worked in various cancer care, palliative care, and pain management roles in inpatient and domiciliary settings for the past 25 years in both Victoria and Queensland. She is an experienced presenter with a strong commitment to educating nurses to improve the quality of pain management delivered to patients. Dale is a member of the Australian Pain Society.




35 Total Rating(s)

Very good

Jonesie Maureen Pama
30 Nov 2018

Thank you. Reinforces all previous knowledge and encourages reflection on own and colleagues actions, understanding and commitment

Lesley Hoye
31 Oct 2018

very useful. I can apply what I learnt in the aged care facility where I work.

annabel jane rogers
30 May 2018

an interesting area

Stephen Dunk
30 May 2018

Excellent presentation, great to refresh.

Alison Ford
22 May 2018

Excellent presentation very relevant.

Edmond Thaw
20 May 2018

Very informative highly recommended.

Soumya bhaskara
07 May 2018

Excellent lecture

Dorothy Bardoutsos
04 May 2018

Thank you for your input! I feel so empowered by having your presentation. :)

Jenna He
01 May 2018

A very imformative educator. She covered all aspects of this subject very well.

Jennifer Margaret Polglase
27 Apr 2018

Excellent refresher

Lisa Lising Reyes
19 Apr 2018

This resource is one to remind us to not jump to or make assumptions and to ensure we use adequate and tools to encapsulate a higher standard of care for the individual client. We must also remember that good communication needs to be determined by the patients knowledge and understNDING OF WHAT IS HAPPENING FOR THEM.

Donnelle Perry
18 Apr 2018


Soumyamol Binesh
04 Apr 2018

Excellent ideas for using different tools for the same individual in order to provide the best care for pain effected people

Lesley Lepp
30 Mar 2018

Interesting and informative.

Michele Selby
25 Mar 2018

Important lecture for anyone involved in assessing pain, especially in the cognitively impaired pt.

Lauren Marriott
20 Mar 2018

Great info

Hayley Mackay
20 Mar 2018


Nicholas Stewart Cleave
07 Mar 2018

Very informative, practical video.

Dave James
01 Mar 2018


Robyn Lawry
22 Feb 2018

Excellent. Really challenged the way I evaluate pain in the elderly and my preconceived ideas of what constitutes pain. Amazing educator.

Lyndsay Sutherland
20 Feb 2018

very informative and enthusiastic session it was. Elderly patients pain can be assessable by making them understandable that we are able to feel the same and cure from them as much as possible.

Renu Renu
06 Feb 2018

Good presentation. Presented clearly and precise

Laura Ch'ng
31 Jan 2018

Very informative lecture. Well presented and interesting.

Wendy Somers
28 Jan 2018

New knowledge gained

Riza Magnaye
25 Jan 2018

Very important for nurses working in General wards. We are seeing many more elderly people having falls at home and it is so important to ensure they receive adequate analgesia. They also have shocking bruises and lacerations which compound the pain.

Judith Baxter
24 Jan 2018


Trang Doan Thi Vo
17 Jan 2018

Informative CPD on pain management. Great strategies to improve information gathering

Kelly Whiffen
16 Jan 2018

Vital to any one working in palliative care or gerontology

Vera Krenn
04 Jan 2018


Theresa Diane Johnson
02 Jan 2018

Very detailed description and easy to understand.

Mariamma George
01 Jan 2018

Very informative and practical. Most learnings can really be applied in a real clinical settings.

Jan Patrick Gaudiel
31 Dec 2017

Very helpful in assessment of pain and giving appropriate care to elderly people Which improves the quality of life of elderly people.

Manpreet Kaur
30 Dec 2017

I found the lecture very interesting and dinamic. I recommend it to everyone, specially those working with the elders.

Silvana Leiss
29 Dec 2017

Very informative speaker who was well experienced in this area and we are very lucky that we have this resource so that we us nurses can be better equip in acknowledging the importance of doing regular pain score and giving the appropriately analgesia effectively thank you for sharing your expertise

Sue petitt
24 Dec 2017

well presented

Norest Mashonganyika
24 Dec 2017

Very good pain is such a unique experience that is poorly done especially when you go to work and look at the obs sheet and find that the pain score has not been accessed at all it is so important that we ask the patient on a regular basis what there pain score and acknowledge the patient who are cognitively impaired and also NESB

Sue petitt
24 Dec 2017

The information was presented in a professional manner.

Norest Mashonganyika
22 Dec 2017

really worthwhile viewing for the acute nurse looking after elderly patients in a palliative, medical or post op setting

Jessica Fullerton
22 Dec 2017